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September 30, 2022

How Bangladeshi farmers found a way to save massive amounts of water. Plus, how (and why) NASA successfully caused a collision between a small spacecraft and an asteroid. And how do you vaccinate a wild racoon? Hint: Fish-flavored candy, and a few helicopters.

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The Once and Future Car

This week, news emerged of a self-driving car being researched by Google. We’ll look back at other ‘cars of the future’ and what happened—or didn’t happen—to them.

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Bad Days For Bats

The white nose syndrome disease affecting bat populations has put one species of bat at risk of “regional extinction” within the next 20 years.

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Ocean Priorities

Ira talks with Peter Seligmann, chairman of Conservation International, and with Philippe Cousteau Jr. about the connections between ocean policy, the environment, and the economy.

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